Trimble and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced an integrated Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Volvo Dig Assist 2D grade control on Volvo excavators. Both companies are conducting global customer validation testing in preparation for the release.
The announcement was made at bauma 2019, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.
Integrating Trimble Earthworks on Volvo excavators will complement the Dig Assist capability to enable the use of 3D constructible models, as-built data, remote support, design and asset management, and other Trimble Connected Site technologies.
“In the complex world of construction projects, our customers are looking for more integration and collaboration between their suppliers," said Jeroen Schnoek, director Connected Site and Machine Services, Volvo CE. “Collaborating with Trimble will deliver our common customers the best of both worlds: their well-known Trimble 3D grade control solution integrated with the factory-integrated Volvo Dig Assist and Co-Pilot platform.”
"Working with Volvo CE on an integrated 3D grade control solution really showcases the benefits both companies bring to our mutual customers,” said Jean Francois Sourdoire, OEM business development manager, Europe, Africa, Middle East for Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction. "The tight integration of Trimble Earthworks with Volvo Dig Assist gives contractors a way to more easily adopt construction technology for faster ROI.”
Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Volvo Dig Assist will be available in 2019 from Trimble’s SITECH construction technology dealers and Volvo CE dealerships.